Carrot Greens Pesto Recipe, the Herb of the Carrot delicious and ingenious

Carrot Greens Pesto

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In this article I would like to introduce you to my extraordinary Carrot Greens Pesto recipe. Holistic cooking without leftovers, this is how ecology works today.

The origin of my pesto idea came from the consideration not to dispose the beautiful green of the carrot, but to conjure something great out of it. After all, every rabbit likes this herb and it is just as tasty and digestible for humans.

So I made the green into a pesto that can be served with cold as well as warm dishes.

I have to say that it surprised me very much: the fine and unique taste is more than convincing, just enough to make you fall in love!

So, full carrot power ahead. I wish you good luck!

1. Pesto with Carrot Greens, my Ingredients

Welcome to the creative kitchen 🙂

This is really great, there are no traditional preparations. So you can use your imagination and experiment with the ingredients.

I have chosen these ingredients:

  • The fresh green of a bunch of carrots
  • Walnuts
  • Some garlic
  • Salt, pepper
  • Parmesan or Pecorino
  • Olive oil

As a nutty addition you can vary quite a bit: walnuts, almonds, cashew nuts, sunflower seeds.

Garlic yes / no, parmesan yes / no.

As oils work: olive oil, walnut oil, safflower oil or rapeseed oil

2. Pesto from Carrot Greens, Preparation

The preparation with the hand blender is very easy.

  • The green is cleaned and finely plucked: we want to avoid hard stems.
  • I chop the nuts roughly with a kitchen knife beforehand.
  • The cheese is first grated with a cheese grater. Pieces of cheese that are too large cannot be mixed well in oil.

Once the cheese is grated, I put all the ingredients including oil and spices into a blender jug and chop everything up well with a hand blender.

Here is a seasonal cooking tip: In spring you can also prepare wild garlic pesto.

3. Where does a Pesto of Carrot Leaves fit?

Karotte beim dippen in Karottengrün Pesto

The carrot green pesto with walnuts is wonderful to dip and eat with carrot sticks.

Pesto from carrot cabbage goes perfectly with…

  • Carrots and other raw vegetables such as kohlrabi and celery sticks
  • As a dip for crackers, crispbread or bread chips
  • Classic with pasta
  • It harmonizes wonderfully with tomato
  • Fried or steamed fish has a light note
Spaghetti mit Karottengrün

Delicious spaghetti with carrot green pesto and caramelized tomatoes. Fried carrot green for decoration. It doesn’t get any better than this!

4. Recipe Carrot Greens Pesto


Karottenkraut Pesto
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5 from 3 votes
Carrot Greens Pesto Recipe
Carrot greens pesto recipe by Thomas Sixt. Prepare carrot green pesto yourself step by step.
Prep Time5 mins
Cook Time5 mins
Total Time10 mins
Course: Sauces
Cuisine: German Recipes
Keyword: Gluten Free Recipes
Servings: 6 Portions
Calories: 244kcal
Author: Thomas Sixt
  • 1 bunch carrot greens green from a bunch of carrots
  • 60 g parmesan finely ground
  • 3 tbs walnut kernels
  • 1/2 pc clove of garlic or less
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 4 pinches pepper
  • 125 ml oliv oil
  • Remove carrot leaves from the bunch of carrots, rinse under cold water and dab dry. Pluck the cabbage from the stalks.
  • Prepare all ingredients. Finely grate the Parmesan cheese or pecorino with the cheese grater.
    Parmesan fein gerieben
  • Chop the walnuts roughly with a knife.
  • Put carrot green, grated cheese, chopped walnuts, salt, pepper in the blender jug.
    Karottengrün Pesto Zutaten
  • Add some finely chopped garlic.
    fein Würfel von Knoblauchzehen
  • Put the olive oil in the blender jug. Chop all the ingredients in the blender jug with a hand blender. Season the pesto to taste.
    Karottengrün Pesto im Mixer
  • Serve the pesto with raw vegetables, bread or hot food. Bon appetit!
    Karottenkraut Pesto

5. Calories (kcal) and Nutritional Values

Nutrition Facts
Carrot Greens Pesto Recipe
Amount Per Serving
Calories 244 Calories from Fat 225
% Daily Value*
Fat 25g38%
Saturated Fat 5g31%
Polyunsaturated Fat 3g
Monounsaturated Fat 17g
Cholesterol 7mg2%
Sodium 364mg16%
Potassium 40mg1%
Carbohydrates 1g0%
Fiber 0.2g1%
Sugar 0.1g0%
Protein 4g8%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

6. Other Pesto and Dip Recipes

Basil Pesto alla Genovese
Wild Garlic Pesto
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